The Balance Between Lay and Professional Control

by H. C. Hudgins, Jr. - 1978

Basic textbooks in education traditionally have referred to education as a state function. School districts are creatures of the state constitution and, more specifically, the state legislature. In order to fulfill their responsibility of providing for education, legislatures have created these local sehool districts headed by a board of education. The major responsibility of boards of education is the creation of policy not inconsistent with the constitution and statutes of the nation and the given state.

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This article originally appeared as NSSE Yearbook Vol 77, No. 1.

Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 79 Number 5, 1978, p. 54-83 ID Number: 21551, Date Accessed: 5/26/2022 10:51:04 AM

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